World Desk, Tech for FTCP, Kabul
Updated Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:59 AM IST
Blast in Afghanistan
– Photo: ANI
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There is news of a terrorist attack in Afghanistan's capital Kabul. Officials say the convoy of Afghanistan's Vice President Amarullah Saleh has been targeted in this blast. Three bodyguards of the Vice President were injured in this explosion and many people have died in this explosion.
Rajwan Murad, the head of Saleh's media office, says the terrorist attack failed and Saleh is safe and sound. On the condition of anonymity, a colleague of Saleh said that the suicide bomber had targeted Saleh's convoy when Saleh had left his home and was going to work.
Ebad Saleh, son of Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh, wrote on Twitter that he was alongside his father when a blast hit his convoy and that the Vice President is fine: TOLO News. #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/RtnYI6Q48b
– ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2020
The bomb was planted under the bridge on the way when the Vice President was on his way to office. The explosion was so fast that gas cylinders of nearby shops also exploded. The attack killed 15 people and injured 50 people. In a video released after the attack, Saleh said the attack took place at around seven thirty in the morning.
The place where the suicide attack took place was a narrow area. Saleh thanked the security personnel there for taking prompt action. According to diplomats in Kabul and New Delhi, the needle of suspicion is on the Haqqani network over the attack on the Vice President's convoy in Kabul.